Thursday, September 27, 2012

Batty

“Twinkle, twinkle little bat, How I wonder what you're at! Up above the world you fly, Like a tea-tray in the sky”
~Lewis Carroll


Giant Bat, Mexico
by ROA

The Flying Fox
(aka The Stuffed Kalong aka The Bat)
by Vincent van Gogh

Bat-themed outfit for a fancy-dress ball
La mode illustrée, Journal de la famille, 1887
by "Moret"

A Vase of Bats
Veletrzni Palac Center for Modern and Contemporary Art, Prague
photo by Lauren Rauk

Bat
by Lee Carson, Scotland

Censer in the shape of the bat god
Monte Albán culture, Oaxaca

25 Marco Tobon Mejia, Murcielago (bat), bronze

Modern Heroes - closeup (La Casina Valadier, Rome)
by Mauro Perrucchetti

Microbat
by Walter Heubach

The Gilded Bat
by Edward Gorey

Links:

* Origami and the Art of Bat Appreciation by Sara McCabe
* BATS in South American Folklore and Ancient Art by Elizabeth P. Benson
* Bats in Chinese Art by Stephen J. Kern
* Bat lesson plans for teachers
* Bat poetry
* A Time for Kids interview about bats

2 comments:

Linda at teacherdance said...

Love the art on the building at the beginning, the Gorey, and the poem links. Interesting to see the variety of all. Thanks, Tabatha.

HWY said...

Cool subject, Tabatha. Bats are such misunderstood creatures!

The bat on the building with the little boy is excellent. The Vase of Bats is downright spooky; can't see having it on display in our house, but I like it just the same.

The Modern Heroes statue of Batman is beautiful...Batman should look so good!